TAIPEI, 24 June 2020:
International air passengers will be allowed to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport starting Thursday June 25, but they will only be allowed to stay for up to eight hours.
The policy, was approved by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said yesterday.
Airport personnel have arranged how travellers transiting through Taiwan can move through the airport while remaining separate from other passengers, Lin said.
Those transiting will also be able to visit duty-free shops at the airport, though they will be accompanied by an airport worker while they do so, Lin said.
Travellers have been banned from transiting through Taiwan since March 24 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
According to CNA, despite the new measure, transit options for travellers at the Taoyuan airport remain limited at present because of the dramatic slashing of flights caused by border controls and other measures in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.